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Georgia Tech IoT Center Continues to Grow, Make Global Impact

By Ken Briodagh January 30, 2017

The Center for the Development and Application of Internet of things Technologies (CDAIT) at Georgia Tech recently announced that it has continued to expand in membership and impact. Since launching in 2014, CDAIT has grown from three founding members to eighteen, including the following companies from the United States, Asia, Australia and Europe:

•         AIG

•         Amazon

•         AT&T

•         Brambles

•         Cisco

•         Comcast

•         Corning

•         Flex

•         Global Payments

•         IBM

•         Infor

•         Landis+Gyr

•         Merial (Boehringer Ingelheim)

•         Samsung

•         Stanley Black & Decker

•         Verizon

•         VMware Airwatch

•         Wipro

The center, dedicated to Internet of Things (IoT) interdisciplinary research, education and industry outreach, has also grown in influence. A paper released on January 12 by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce, titled “Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things,” included input from Alain Louchez, managing director , CDAIT. Reviewing the nature of IoT, the study quoted Louchez, who said, “Of all the many facets of the Internet of Things as it is understood today, the one single groundbreaking element is not the connectivity… [but] the smartness of things.”

Also announced in January, CDAIT was named one of the best IoT blogs/websites by the Internet of More Things. CDAIT was commended for providing “informative analysis.”

In addition to corporate members, CDAIT has reached out to non-for-profit IoT-focused organizations and signed two memoranda of understanding (MoU). The first one was with the International Telecommunication Union, a specialized agency of the United Nations. The second MoU was with the Centre of Excellence for Internet of Things of India’s National Association of Software and Services Companies.

As CDAIT’s influence grows globally, Louchez has been invited to join the distinguished international panel of judges for the IoT Global Network Awards 2017.

“These are small steps, but they are important steps,” Louchez said. “These recognitions show that we are having an impact and the world is beginning to take notice. Georgia Tech is a resource for all seeking to innovate in the Internet of Things space, and thanks to the forward-looking and forward-thinking companies and individuals who have joined us, we are having influence on how the Internet of Things will take shape.”

Housed at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the Georgia Tech Research Institute, CDAIT (pronounced “sedate”) is a global, non-profit, partner-funded center located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, that fosters interdisciplinary research and education while driving general awareness about the Internet of Things. It aims at efficiently identifying, understanding and solving for its sponsors challenges and problems that may arise along the whole IoT value chain. CDAIT bridges sponsors with Georgia Tech faculty and researchers as well as industry members with similar interests.




Edited by Stefania Viscusi

Editorial Director

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